NT437 - New Testament Apocalyptic (Greek Text)
2,280 Standard Tuition Fee
LA004A and LA004B
NT428/438 if Revelation has been taken.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
Know and understand
- New Testament apocalyptic writings, especially Revelation: authorship, date, destination, occasion, setting, purpose
- The themes and theology of Revelation
- Historical, social and theological roots of New Testament apocalyptic
- The eschatological perspectives in Revelation
- The Greek text of Revelation
- The nature and methods of New Testament exegesis
Be able to
- Use sources such as lexicons, theological dictionaries, grammars, textual analyses, commentaries and on-line resources
- Identify the authorship, date and purpose
- Translate into English
- Evaluate textual variants and issues in the history of the text
- Recognise literary form, genre, structure and rhetorical conventions
- Utilize the historical, social and cultural contexts
- Assign passages to the literary and canonical contexts
- Establish the meaning of significant words and phrases in the contexts of New Testament apocalyptic writings
- Trace inter-textual references and allusions
- Discuss the main themes, arguments and theological teachings
- Translate and exegete the Greek text of a selection of chapters from Revelation
Be in a position to
- Exegete the Greek text of Revelation for personal understanding and for use in ministry contexts
- Integrate perspectives from the New Testament apocalyptic writings and Revelation into biblical interpretation and Christian thinking
- Apply the teaching of the New Testament apocalyptic writings and Revelation to situations and issues in contemporary Christianity and society
- The historical, social and theological roots of New Testament Apocalyptic writings, especially the Book of Revelation.
- The theology of the Book of Revelation, including such themes as Christology, doctrine of God, judgement and hope.
- Translation and exegesis of the Greek text of Revelation 1, 4–7, 12–14, 20–21 (or a comparable block of chapters).
Allison, D. C., Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998).
Bloomquist, L. G. and G. Carey, Vision and Persuasion: Rhetorical Dimensions of Apocalyptic Discourse (St Louis, MO: Chalice, 1999).
Brown, A. R., The Cross and Human Transformation: Paul’s Apocalyptic Work in 1 Corinthians (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995).
deSilva, D. A., Seeing Things John’s Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009).
Martyn, J. L., Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1997) pp 85–156.
McGinn, B. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism. Vol. II: Apocalypticism in Western History and Culture (New York: Continuum, 1998).
Nicholas, W. C., I Saw the World End : An Introduction to the Bible's Apocalyptic Literature (New York, NY : Paulist Press, 2007).
Russell, D. S., Divine Disclosure: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic (London; SCM, 1992).
Sandy, D. B., Plowshares and Pruning Hooks : Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic (Downers Grove, IL. : InterVarsity Press, 2002).
Collins, J. J., The Apocalyptic Imagination (New York: Crossroad, 1989).
Commentaries and Studies on Revelation
Barr, D. L., Tales of the End: A Narrative Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge, 1998).
Bauckham, R., The Climax of Prophecy: Studies in the Book of Revelation (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993).
Bauckham, R., The Theology of Revelation (Cambridge; New York: CUP, 1996).
Beale, G. K., John’s Use of the Old Testament in Revelation (Sheffield: SAP, 1999).
Beale, G. K., The Book of Revelation : A Commentary on the Greek Text (Grand Rapids, MI. : Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999).
Blount, B. K., Revelation: A Commentary (Louisville: Westminster John Knox 2009).
Boxall, I., The Revelation of Saint John (London : Continuum, 2006).
Duff, P. B., Who Rides the Beast? Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse (Oxford, New York: OUP, 2001).
Friesen, S. J., Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins (Oxford, New York: OUP, 2001).
Harrington, W. J., Revelation (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1993).
Koester, C. R., Revelation and the End of All Things (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
Kraybill, J. N., Imperial Cult and Commerce in Apocalypse (Sheffield: SAP, 1996).
Malina, B. J., On the Genre and Message of Revelation: Star Visions and Sky Journeys (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995).
Osborne, G. R., Revelation (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002).
Thompson, L. L., The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire (New York: OUP, 1990).
Witherington, B., Revelation (Cambridge; New York: CUP, 2003).
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